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7 Fantastic Classroom Management Hacks from Experienced Teachers

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If you listened to last week's episode, you know that one of my tips for you if you're a new teacher is to gather all those great ideas you find online in one place.

Because I believe in practicing what I teach, that's exactly what I'm going to share with you today. I am going to share seven fantastic classroom management hacks that I've gathered online and while in conversation with my experienced teacher besties.

Everything I’m going to share with you today is as a result of me keeping all of these ideas organized in one place so that I can now share them with you. Social media can truly be a time suck and sometimes we get lost in the social media rabbit hole when they spend hours scrolling because it's a little addicting. There are so many great ideas and strategies that we want to try, and sometimes it can be overwhelming as a result, right?

However, when you keep track of the ideas that you love the most, they can be an amazing source of inspiration for you, especially when you're in the middle of the school year and you're looking for a way to solve a problem. That's because sometimes, when we're in an overwhelmed state of mind, it's really hard to think creatively. 

So, if you love some of the ideas that I'm going to share with you today, I highly recommend that you either jot them down or even just write down this episode of the podcast in your binder or in your notebook so that when you do need some classroom management hacks in the middle of the school year, you can come back to this episode and get some inspiration!

I've dedicated this podcast to talking about all of the things that we need to know as educators that we just weren't taught in the university or in college, and today's episode is such a great example of that, because these are the kinds of golden nuggets, tips and strategies that even though they are small and they might not seem like a big deal on the surface, can make a huge impact on your daily experience as a teacher in the classroom.

Nobody can teach you these kinds of things except for experienced teachers who have been there. Seriously - you're going to love some of these ideas!

This episode is for you if you want to learn classroom management hacks from experienced teachers for:

  • How to keep students' attention focused during lessons.
  • How to ensure your students always know the page number they are supposed to be on. πŸ˜‚ 
  • How to increase student engagement (especially with your super shy kiddos and with kids who lack confidence).
  • How to get your students' attention quickly when they're working in groups all over the room.
  • How to prevent your students from cutting paper into thousands of tiny pieces that are impossible to clean up.
  • How to use sign language to prevent blurting in your room.
  • THE best hack ever for ensuring that your kiddos stop eating/losing/chewing their pencils!

I hope that this episode is helpful for you as you start thinking through how to best prepare for the school year. Until next time, remember, just because you're a beginning elementary teacher, there's no need for you to struggle like one.

πŸ’› Lori

Dr. Lori Friesen | Beginning Teacher Mentor

Creator of the R.E.A.D.Y. for School Academy, Dr. Lori Friesen has mentored thousands of beginning teachers across the country through her workshops and courses. Host of the popular podcast, Beginning Teacher Talk, and creator of the innovative literacy program for 1st and 2nd grade, Dogs Help Kids Read and Succeed, Dr. Lori is dedicated to serving educators and inspiring learners. Learn more at drlorifriesen.com and at howdogshelpkids.com.

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